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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 13, 2009

Drunk on the hits.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 13, 2009:

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “You And Me”
39. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (37-29, eight spots)

10. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (up 2)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Waking Up In Vegas” (down 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

08. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (up 5)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

07. GREEN DAY, “21 Guns” (down 1)
Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (up 2)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, second week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (steady, second week)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk” (steady, third week)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 22, 2018)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. We have the newest report Taylor-made for your viewing pleasure, so let’s check out this week’s top pop results:

A REPUTABLE NUMBER ONE: Well, as much as I thought Ariana Grande would be spending a second week atop the pop list with “No Tears Left To Cry”, it wasn’t meant to be, as she falls from 1-4 on the current chart. Of course, that means we have a new #1 song this week, performed by another female soloist: “Delicate” by Taylor Swift, making a leap from 5-1. (That move isn’t a record, but it’s still a big one!) This is Swift’s tenth #1 song at the format and the second from her Reputation album, following the one week for “Look What You Made Me Do” in October of last year. The release also chalks up its fourth consecutive week at #1 on the Hot AC survey, her longest stay at the top since the six-week run for “Blank Space” in December 2014 and January 2015. (Its first two weeks there fell within the holiday freeze period.) Back on the Top 40 list, look out for Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You”, featuring Cardi B, to make a run at the top next week, given its significant gain this week over last week.

“THE WAY” TO CHART SUCCESS: With four former top 40 titles purged from the chart this weekend, there’s a ton of action to cover on the survey. Leading the four entries into the top 40, Drake makes an enormous move from 42-20 with the third pop single off his Scorpion album, “In My Feelings”. It’s his 24th top 40 hit at the format since 2009. Performers Ella Mai, Juice WRLD and Abir all score their first top 40 singles this week, Mai with “Boo’d Up” (44-35), WRLD with “Lucid Dreams” (49-36) and Abir with a feature on Cash Cash‘s “Finest Hour” (43-40), respectively, which also becomes the trio’s third top 40 tune since 2014. Other radio formats have been supporting all three songs prior to their debuts here: “Boo’d” and “Lucid” have been pulling in substantial airplay at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, while “Finest” remains at #1 on the Dance chart.

A total of five songs are new to the top 50 this week, including three that are going for adds this Tuesday: Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” (#41), Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am” (#43) and Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid‘s “Eastside” (#49). The Add Lib recap is the place to find those results and more of the Most Added tracks of the week, which goes up at 7PM (EDT) that evening. Of the five soloists on those three entries, only one is new to the survey: producer and songwriter Blanco, who has previously composed big records for performers like Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Maroon 5. This week’s update also marks the debut of “Broken” by Lovelytheband at #46, a recent six-week #1 on the Alternative list. Finally, at #48, Khalid appears on yet another collaboration called “Ocean”, this time around with Martin Garrix. Next week should be equally as hectic, with several songs being removed due to declining spins and, for at least one of them, age of it. Who will land a new song on the chart? Find out a week from today.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 3, 2018

“One” is two down.

DEBUTS
40. Scott Helman – Ripple Effect
39. Ben Rector – Drive
37. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (36)
21. P!nk – Whatever You Want (27)
12. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #6 and #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – On The Loose (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Jason Mraz – Have It All (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (09) | PEAK: #07
06. A Great Big World – Younger (12) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Paradise (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. James TW – Say Love (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (6)
2. Julia Michaels – Jump (4)
3. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (2)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (5)
6. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (8)
7. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
8. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (-)
9. Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (10)
10. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Ed Sheeran – Happier
George Ezra – Shotgun (new)
Grace VanderWaal – Clearly
Lenny Kravitz – Low
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • As Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a second big week at #1 with “One Kiss”, while the Backstreet Boys climb up 24-12 with the week’s Biggest Mover, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, another three songs break into top 40. Leading the, Maroon 5 is new at #37 with “Girls Like You”, the current #1 song on iTunes. A music video for the release, featuring a remix with Cardi B, was released a few days ago and includes top women in entertainment from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. Two notches lower, at #39, singer/songwriter Ben Rector launches with “Drive”. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming set Magic, due June 22. Rector went to #5 on my chart in the spring of 2016 with “Brand New”, which also reached the top ten on the Hot AC radio list. Finally, at #40, Canada’s Scott Helman is searching for his fourth consecutive top ten on my survey with “Ripple Effect”. You can find it on his album Hôtel de Ville, which also includes the singles “Kinda Complicated” (#4) and “PDA” (#7).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 27, 2018

“One” is the one.

DEBUTS
38. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone
36. Passenger – Hell Or High Water | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line (40)
24. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (28)
13. Jason Mraz – Have It All (18)
12. A Great Big World – Younger (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Echosmith – Over My Head (04) | PEAK: #04
05. James TW – Say Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (08) | PEAK: #04
03. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. Celine Dion – Ashes (2)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (4)
4. Julia Michaels – Jump (6)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (5)
6. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (8)
7. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (7)
8. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (10)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
10. Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water (new)
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (new)
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
King Princess – 1950
Lenny Kravitz – Low (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (new)
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • On this Memorial Day Weekend, there’s a new song at the top from Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa! “One Kiss” marks the first collaboration for the two soloists, soaring from 3-1 this week. It’s Harris’s first #1 on my chart and Lipa’s second, following her smash “New Rules”, which spent two weeks at the top in November. The current songs from A Great Big World (“Younger”) and the Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”) share the title of Biggest Mover this week, moving up a massive 12 notches to #12 and #24, respectively. (Expect both chart hits to vie for my own Song Of The Summer in the next few weeks.) A pair of new tracks enter the top 40 this week, led by Passenger‘s “Hell Or High Water” at #36. The single, which was recently serviced to the Triple A format, is the ninth chart entry for the singer, five of which have hit #1. Could this become his sixth? It may have a chance later this summer, especially as his upcoming set Runaway approaches. Two spots lower, at #38, the latest American Idol champ makes her chart debut: 20-year-old Maddie Poppe with “Going Going Gone”. It’s the third coronation song from the music competition show to make my survey since the start of the decade, following a pair of tracks from Phillip Phillips (“Home”, 2012) and Nick Fradiani (“Beautiful Life”, 2015).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 20, 2018

“Blood” rushes to #1.

DEBUTS
40. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
36. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. John Mayer – New Light (38)
31. P!nk – Whatever You Want (36)
28. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (35)
24. A Great Big World – Younger (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
06. James TW – Say Love (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Echosmith – Over My Head (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
3. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (-)
4. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (2)
6. Julia Michaels – Jump (5)
7. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (-)
8. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (7)
10. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (new)
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
King Princess – 1950
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Is it 1999 or 2018? That is the question. This week’s two splashy debuts come from none other than the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera, who haven’t appeared on my survey together since the summer of 2001. Just under 17 years ago, in July of that year, “More Than That” from the Boys and “Lady Marmalade” from Aguilera and her Moulin Rouge pals, both #1 songs on my chart, last ranked in the top 40 simultaneously. (Though that was the last time the two acts appeared on my survey with individual titles, both sang on the 2001 charity track “What’s Going On?”, credited to the All-Star Tribute, while Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Aguilera were in the top 40 during the fall of 2002 with “Help Me” and “Dirrty”, respectively. Leaping ahead to the latest chart, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (#36) from the five-man group and “Fall In Line” (#40) from Aguilera and duet partner Demi Lovato will be going strong on my chart for some time. Paging *NSYNC and Britney Spears, come back to the pop world…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 13, 2018

A bloody good #1.

DEBUTS
40. Dave Matthews Band – Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
38. John Mayer – New Light
35. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight
32. A Great Big World – Younger | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Leon Bridges – Beyond (38)
29. Ocean Park Standoff – If You Were Mine (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Jason Mraz – Have It All (27)
13. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – Say Love (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Lissie – Best Days (05) | PEAK: #04
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Echosmith – Over My Head (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (4)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (5)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (8)
5. Julia Michaels – Jump (10)
6. King Princess – 1950 (6)
7. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
8. Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down (-)
9. U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (-)
10. Ed Sheeran – Happier (-)

In The Mix:
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (new)
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (new)
Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes, who scores his second #1 on my chart with “In My Blood”. The hit, up 2-1 this week, leads Mendes’s forthcoming self-titled album, due May 25. He previously led my chart for three weeks in June and July of last year with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. The debut action is also hot this week, with four entries on the countdown, led by A Great Big World‘s “Younger” at #32. The duo has two #1 songs to date, and “Younger” is now their seventh top 40 hit since 2013. Following that, Bastille‘s “Quarter Past Midnight” jumps in at #35, their eighth top 40 entry to date. In January, the group reached #8 with “World Gone Mad”, which was featured on the soundtrack to Netflix’s Bright. For singer and songwriter John Mayer, it’s a new entry for #38 with “New Light”. The single marks Mayer’s first new material to not be released by longtime label home Columbia since 2001, though it is distributed by Sony’s independent arm The Orchard (via label Snack Money.) Lastly, at #40, is the Dave Matthews Band with “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, the first single off their upcoming album Come Tomorrow. It’s their first studio set in nearly six years, which launched the singles “Mercy” (#19) and “If Only” (#30) into the top 40 in 2012.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 6, 2018

Three trips to “Paradise”.

DEBUTS
40. P!nk – Whatever You Want
39. Forest Blakk – Love Me
38. Leon Bridges – Beyond | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Jason Mraz – Have It All (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (25)
(see #10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (07) | PEAK: #05
07. Echosmith – Over My Head (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lissie – Best Days (05) | PEAK: #04
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (04) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (5)
2. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (1)
3. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (2)
4. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (8)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
6. King Princess – 1950 (7)
7. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (4)
8. Celine Dion – Ashes (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
10. Julia Michaels – Jump (-)

In The Mix:
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Florence + The Machine – Hunger (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom (new)
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • New songs from Forest BlakkLeon Bridges and P!nk break into the top 40 this week – “Beyond” from Bridges leads with a debut at #38. It’s the first Hot AC single off his latest release Good Thing, though “Bad Bad News”, which was released a few weeks before “Beyond”, is now in the top five on the Triple A chart. (Look for “Beyond” to enter the lower rungs of the Hot AC chart tomorrow.) One spot lower is future CanCon smash “Love Me” by Blakk, which is already earning moderate airplay on a handful of stations on the Hot AC panel up north. The singer and songwriter was born in Canada, but currently calls Germany home. Lastly, at #40, is another chart song from that colorful hitmaker herself, the third off her Beautiful Trauma album. It’s the follow-up to the title cut, a recent #2 single on my list, which is now at #37 in its 24th week in the countdown.

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